Jewellers Advice on Choosing Your Wedding Ring
It goes without saying that your wedding ring will more than likely be the most precious piece of your jewellery collection. It will also be a piece you will wear every day for your entire life, so you will need to be sure you are comfortable while wearing it.
Select something that will be suited to your style as well as your personality. It would be best to choose a ring that is high quality but also timeless such as the designs displayed in Goodman-Morris jewellers. Theres a lot to take into consideration as well as staying within your budget. A traditional, plain gold band will be stylish for many years to come. They never seem to look out of date and there are a number of alternatives, should you be looking for something a little more individual and unique.
Only during the last 50 years or so, grooms have been wearing wedding bands. It has been a tradition in the past that only the bride would wear the ring to show a symbol of commitment, eternity and everlasting love. Today, many wedding in the UK have both the groom and the bride exchanging rings as they exchange their vows. Some of the couples want their bands to be of matching style and material, but this is not essential. It will also be common for brides to select a wedding band that will match the engagement ring. It will be ideal if they compliment one another and go together when worn, but there are no set rules that the ring materials must be the same.
Yellow Gold, White Gold or Platinum?
There have been great improvements throughout the years when it comes to the materials that wedding bands are made of. The more popular styles are still those that are made using either 9ct or 18ct yellow gold. It goes without saying that gold is a timeless option that can last forever if cared for.
Wedding bands that are crafted from either 9ct or 18ct white gold are also becoming very popular. Bands of white gold are cheaper than a platinum band, but it still looks very modern and contemporary. Platinum is a very suitable wedding band, as it is known to be hardwearing and durable, just right to take on a lot of wear and tear over the years to come. Platinum is never going to discolour or tarnish and there is no surface coating that will wear off. This is why it makes for an ideal option to make fine jewellery, such as wedding bands.
Styles Of Wedding Rings
While looking at style, there are literally more options than ever imagined when it comes to the choice of metals and designs. The shape of the wedding band is known as the profile. The most popular will be the D shaped wedding ring, which comes with a traditional round look that has a flat fit on the inside that rests on the finger. Court bands will be curved on the inside and on the outside to create a comfortable fit. The comfort fit are sometimes called flat court wedding rings, which have a flat, contemporary look that will have a comfy court fit on your finger. Flat rings will be flat on the top and on the inside, having a more modern look. The width of a wedding band will usually range from about 2-10mm and you have your choice of lightweight metals, or those that are medium or heavy weight. The choice will come down to personal preference, and whether or not you would like the ring to look delicate and dainty or clunky and heavy.